Mr Lett finally secured a win after coming second in last year's Auckland Marathon, last year's Wellington Marathon and the Christchurch Marathon in June.
"You have to have a little bit of luck in marathons, who's kind of got it on the day, luckily I had just enough for the last five kilometres and I'm glad it wasn't a kilometre longer," he said.
Three people were trapped in their home after a tree fell onto the property during a short sharp weather bomb in Auckland this morning. There have also been reports of mini tornadoes across the region and power is out to about 1500 homes.
The future of Mt Smart Stadium and North Harbour stadiums is up in the air with the head of Auckland Council's new sporting and economic agency saying the city only needs one rectangular football stadium.